The legacy of the past

Adult basic education and training is allowing South African’s who were denied a proper education during the apartheid years a new hope that they can become productive members of communities across the nation. The Bantu education system was aimed at providing South African business with cheap labour and the deficiencies in the educational system were not random, but absolutely essential to keep the majority of South African’s uneducated and subservient. Today these past wrongs are being righted through a cooperative effort between government and business. Today’s ABET programmes are bringing the light of literacy to communities across South Africa.